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Interest-Rate Rules in a New Keynesian Framework with Investment

by Elena Pavlova (Author)
©2011 Thesis 162 Pages
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Summary

The last decades have witnessed major progress in both monetary policy theory and practice, with broad academic consensus on the desirability of monetary policy rules and ongoing research on their exact specification. Typically, the analysis is carried out in a New Keynesian framework with nominal rigidities and constant capital stock. The latter represents a constraint that this study seeks to overcome by introducing a model with investment and capital adjustment costs. The work assesses different interest-rate rule specifications with respect to the target variables included, based on two criteria: determinacy of rational-expectations equilibrium and convergence to steady state after a shock. The study concludes that rules with both an inflation and an output gap target ensure a unique rational-expectations equilibrium and a less distressful adjustment of the economy after the occurrence of shocks.

Details

Pages
162
Year
2011
ISBN (PDF)
9783653014440
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631611289
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-01444-0
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (June)
Keywords
Monetary policy Taylor principle rational-expectations equilibrium Inflation-targeting
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 158 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Elena Pavlova (Author)

Elena Pavlova studied Economics at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. During her studies, she joined as a Researcher the Centre for Economic Development, a leading economic policy think tank in Bulgaria. In 2004-2008 she was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Institute for Theoretical Economics at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg. Since 2008 the author works as an Economist at the European Commission in Brussels.

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